Kansas Jayhawks
Danica Pecana - Women's Rowing - Kansas Jayhawks

Danica Pecana

Height 5'2''
Class Senior
Hometown Olathe, Kan.
High School Olathe North HS
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Career Honors

  • Big 12 Dr. Gerald Lage Academic Achievement Award recipient [2021]
  • Two-time Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association National Scholar-Athlete [2021, 2020]
  • 2021 Academic All-Big 12 First Team

2020-21 (JUNIOR)

  • Aided the team to a 3.55 spring GPA
  • Led team to be 2021 Sunflower Showdown Champions over Kansas State
  • Aided the First Varsity Four to a first-place finish of 7:57.28 over Oklahoma (3/27)
  • Maintained a second-place finish on both days of the Sunshine State Invite (4/2-3) with times of 7:31.07 and 8:02.37 respectively with the Second Varsity Eight
  • Paced the Second Varsity Eight to a fourth-place time of 7:05.91 at Iowa’s Regatta (4/24)
  • Competed with the First and Second Varsity Eight combo against Drake (5/1) taking first-place at 8:28.0
  • Helped the Second Varsity Eight to a first-place mark of 7:33.3 over Kansas State in the Sunflower Showdown (5/1)
  • Raced with the Second Varsity Eight at the Big 12 Championship (5/15), finished seventh overall at 7:36.074
  • 2021 Academic All-Big 12 First Team
  • Big 12 Dr. Gerald Lage Academic Achievement Award recipient
  • Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association National Scholar-Athlete

2019-20 (SOPHOMORE)

  • No season due to the coronavirus
  • Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association National Scholar-Athlete

2018-19 (FRESHMAN)

  • Commanded the Second Varsity Four to a fourth-place finish in the grand final of the Cooper Sprints (3/24) with a final time of 8:17.83
  • Coxswained the Second Varsity Four to a seventh-place grand final finish at the Sunshine State Invite (4/6) with a time of 7:47.45
  • Helped the Second Varsity Four to a first-place finish in the grand finals at the George Mason Invite (4/14) with a final time of 7:44.50
  • Helped the Third Varsity Four to a victory over Creighton with a time of 7:03.5
  • Coxed the Second Varsity Four to a fourth-place finish at the Big 12 Championship with a time of 7:53.81

HIGH SCHOOL

  • Academic letter winner in orchestra for four years
  • Graduated as a Kansas Honors Scholar and in the top one percent of her class

PERSONAL
Daughter of Armi and Riz Pecana … Has two brothers, Josh and Jake … Plans to major in biomechanical engineering with a pre-medicine concentration.